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Iraqi Government Steps Up Investigation into Killings of Protesters, Journalists | Voice of America - English

Voanews - 2021-05-15 23:15

Iraqi Journalists and Political Activists in Deadly Peril

Kurdistantribune - 2021-05-14 21:50
KT News: On Wednesday 12th May, Salah Hassan, the prominent TV broadcaster and journalist from the city of Diwanya in the south of Iraq was shot in the head in front of his home. Due to his critical condition, he was transferred to hospital in Baghdad. Sa ...

UN slams Iraqi Kurds for ‘intimidating’ journalists

Thenews - 2021-05-13 17:58

Iran Urged To Stop Jailing, Harassing Kurdish Journalists

Rferl - 2021-05-13 17:58

KRG uses charges of defamation and misuse of technology to target journalists: UN

Rûdaw - 2021-05-13 17:48

In a secret document, Turkey admitted jailing dozens of journalists while sticking to policy of denial in public - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-05-13 02:23

UN slams Iraqi Kurdistan for ‘intimidating’ journalists, activists

E-Kurd - 2021-05-13 02:03
BAGHDAD,— The UN on Wednesday accused authorities in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region of intimidating and arbitrarily detaining journalists and activists. “Over the last year, journalists, human rights activists and protesters who questioned or criticis ...

UN criticises Iraqi Kurds for 'intimidating' journalists World body accuses Kurdistan regional authorities of intimidation, harassment and arbitrary detention May 12, 2021

The National AE - 2021-05-13 00:27

Iran detained at least 8 Kurdish journalists starting in mid-2020; 3 remain behind bars - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2021-05-12 23:39

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Spacewar - 2021-05-12 12:24

In a secret document, Turkey admitted jailing dozens of journalists while sticking to policy of denial in public - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2021-05-12 09:41

EU expresses "concern" about trial of journalists in South Kurdistan

ANF - 2021-05-11 10:53
Criticizing the latest court ruling against journalists and activists in South Kurdistan, the EU issued a statement calling for the respect of rights in many issues, including fair trial and freedom of expression. ...

EU diplomatic delegation, Amnesty blast Iraqi Kurdistan’s appeal court decision on journalists

E-Kurd - 2021-05-10 21:46
BAGHDAD,— The European Union’s diplomatic delegation in Iraq and Amnesty International have hit out at Iraqi Kurdistan region’s court of appeals for its decision to uphold a verdict against five Duhok journalists and activists, saying the decision negativ ...

Myanmar coup latest: Thai police arrest journalists who fled junta, report says - Nikkei Asia

Nikkei - 2021-05-10 20:50

Police ban journalists from recording police violence - Volga Kuşçuoğlu - english

Bianet - 2021-05-10 18:07

Kurdistan government is not U.S. servant: KDP official

E-Kurd - 2021-05-10 01:14
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Iraqi Kurdistan regional Government (KRG) should not be shaken by the US Consulate General in Erbil’s response to the controversial decision by a court in the Kurdistan region to deny the appeal of five journalists and ...

Turkish Embassy in Bulgaria spied on critics, journalists - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2021-05-10 00:03

Judicial council, court offer information on journalists to US, Germany after diplomatic condemnation

Rûdaw - 2021-05-09 11:48

Barzani’s KDP lawmakers praise court decision against journalists, activists

E-Kurd - 2021-05-09 00:53
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Reacting to a decision widely condemned as flawed and politically motivated, the Barzani clan’s Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) caucus in Iraqi Kurdistan Parliament on Friday released a statement calling on the Kurd ...

Turkey ranks highest in world for attacks and threats against female journalists | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-05-08 20:32

'Turkey is the leading country for attacks, threats against women journalists' - english

Bianet - 2021-05-08 07:33

Erbil appeal court upholds six year sentences of Duhok journalists, activists

Rûdaw - 2021-05-07 06:50

Iraqi Kurdish court upholds 6-year jail terms for journalists Sherwan Sherwani and Guhdar Zebari - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2021-05-06 21:04

Presidential elections illegitimate: Residents and journalists in Syria’s Idlib

NPA Syria - 2021-05-06 14:22
The elections came at a time when people in government-held areas suffer from economic and living conditions considered to be the worst in the country’s history. #Syria The post Presidential elections illegitimate: Residents and journalists in Syria’s Idl ...

Iraqi Kurdistan appeals court upholds jail sentences for activists, journalists

E-Kurd - 2021-05-05 11:56
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— An appeals court in Iraqi Kurdistan on Tuesday upheld six-year jail sentences for five journalists and activists, after a trial criticised by rights groups. Authorities in the autonomous region said the five men “had ...

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists - World - Business Recorder

Brecorder - 2021-05-05 11:24

Erbil appeal court to announce decision on jailed journalists, activists sentences on Wednesday

Rûdaw - 2021-05-05 07:39

Iraqi Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for journalists

Thenews - 2021-05-05 06:50

Turkey marked highest number of threats and attacks against women journalists in first quarter of 2021: report - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-05-04 21:49

Life sentence demanded for one of every ten journalists tried in Turkey

ANF - 2021-05-04 19:24
“Turkey consistently fails to meet its obligations under international law,” the report proves, providing a detailed analysis of legal provisions and practice concerning journalist prosecutions in Turkey against international human rights law standards. ...

Secretary General: European governments should show stronger political will to protect press freedom - News about the protection of journalism and safety of journalists

COE - 2021-05-04 19:06

Kurdistan upholds prison sentences for activists, journalists

Newagebd - 2021-05-04 18:14

On World Press Freedom Day, 10 Rights Groups Call On Iraqi Kurdistan Authorities To Stop Violations Against Journalists | Scoop News

Scoop - 2021-05-04 06:24

Journalists in Syria’s Raqqa.. between hard work and challenges

NPA Syria - 2021-05-03 22:45
The press in #Syria has suffered for decades from challenges, most of which were linked to the censorship of the security authorities and the failure to allow the appearance of professional media. The post Journalists in Syria’s Raqqa.. between hard work ...

“We will not allow the honor of journalism to be degraded”

ANF - 2021-05-03 20:14
“Despite all pressures and crackdown, there are journalists who rely on the universal rules of the press instead of government regulations. These friends, who raise their voices over the injustices, will not allow the honor of journalism to be degraded." ...

SOHR: 748 journalists killed in Syria since 2011

ANF - 2021-05-03 19:34
Since the beginning of the “Syrian Revolution” on March 15, 2011 to date, SOHR documented the death of 748 Syrian journalists. Furthermore, 100 journalists were killed by ISIS and opposition rebel, Islamic and jihadi factions. ...

Turkey continued crackdown on journalists in April

ANF - 2021-05-03 18:03
According to a recent report of the Journalists Community, Turkish prosecutors asked up to 485 years in prison for 48 journalists in April. ...

Syrian government released two journalists according to amnesty decree

NPA Syria - 2021-05-03 17:58
A day after the amnesty decree, the Syrian government released two journalists in Damascus. #Syria The post Syrian government released two journalists according to amnesty decree appeared first on North press agency. ...

CFWIJ: Turkey marks the highest number of threats and attacks against journalists

ANF - 2021-05-03 15:52
Seven journalists have been killed and violence against female reporters has almost doubled since the beginning of 2021, according to CFWIJ statement on World Press Freedom Day. ...

Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform: We reiterate journalism promise for friends in prison

ANF - 2021-05-03 12:06
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform issued a statement on World Press Freedom Day reiterating the journalism promise made to their colleagues resisting in prison. ...

HDP celebrates journalists pursuing truth on World Press Freedom Day

ANF - 2021-05-03 11:18
Celebrating World Press Freedom Day, the HDP said: "Journalism in Turkey has turned into a profession equivalent to risking death, arrest and unemployment." ...

Today is World Press Freedom Day

ANF - 2021-05-03 10:28
Today is World Press Freedom Day. 8 journalists and 4 media assistants were killed since 1 January 2021. ...

Future Looks Gloomy for Journalists Working in Middle East - The Media Line

Themedialine - 2021-05-02 21:33

Activists, journalists face arrest and ‘flawed’ trials in Iraqi Kurdistan

Thenews - 2021-05-02 06:16

The Campaign to Silence Turkish Journalists | Institute for War and Peace Reporting

IWPR - 2021-05-02 01:31

In Iraqi Kurdistan, activists, journalists face arrest and ‘flawed’ trials

E-Kurd - 2021-05-02 00:37
SULAIMANI, Iraqi Kurdistan region,—One night last October in Iraq’s far north, police dragged Shivan Saed from his bed and beat him in front of his family before taking him away, his brother told AFP. Saed, 36, is one of a growing number of activists and ...

Activists, journalists face arrest and 'flawed' trials in Iraqi Kurdistan

Spacewar - 2021-05-01 09:03

2 Spanish Journalists Killed in Burkina Faso Ambush While Documenting Poaching | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2021-04-28 21:21

Burkina Faso ambush: Spaniards and Irishman killed after abduction

BBC - 2021-04-28 00:06
Two Spanish journalists, an Irish national and a local soldier were abducted by gunmen on Monday. ...

Dozens including journalists detained during workers' demo in Istanbul

ANF - 2021-04-27 19:57
In Istanbul, a rally of illegally dismissed workers against the May Day demonstration ban was attacked by police. At least 33 people, including three journalists, were arrested. ...

CPJ calls for release of ANF reporter detained in Sulaymaniyah

ANF - 2021-04-27 14:26
“We call on local authorities to immediately release Rebaz Hassan without charge and allow journalists and media outlets to do their job freely and without fear of retaliation,” said CPJ’s Middle East and North Africa representative. ...

Iraqi Kurdistan’s PUK security forces arrest ANF reporter Rebaz Hassan: CPJ

E-Kurd - 2021-04-27 13:09
NEW YORK,— The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called on Kurdish authorities in the northeastern city of Sulaimani in Iraqi Kurdistan, to immediately release Rebaz Hassan, a reporter for the pro-Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Firat News Agency ...

Iraqi Kurdish security forces arrest reporter Rebaz Hassan - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2021-04-27 00:07

The 4 journalists with ties to North Dakota who were killed while investigating or reporting | The Dickinson Press

Thedickinsonpress - 2021-04-24 19:51

The 4 journalists with ties to North Dakota who were killed while investigating or reporting | INFORUM

Inforum - 2021-04-24 16:16

The 4 journalists with ties to North Dakota who were killed while investigating or reporting | Grand Forks Herald

Grandforksherald - 2021-04-24 15:07

Iraqi Kurdistan journalists’ trial was flawed, HRW says

E-Kurd - 2021-04-23 17:43
BEIRUT,— A court in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq sentenced three journalists and two activists to six years in prison on February 16, 2021, in deeply flawed proceedings, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The authorities continue to hold two other peopl ...

HRW denounces unfair trial of Behdinan activists in Kurdistan region

ANF - 2021-04-23 14:01
Ahead of the appeal verdict in the case of journalists and activists from the Behdinan region of South Kurdistan sentenced to six years in prison, Human Rights Watch has denounced the trial as "deeply flawed" and "unfair." ...

Kurdistan Region of Iraq: Flawed Trial of Journalists, Activists | Human Rights Watch

HRW - 2021-04-23 08:04

Court adjourns Özgür Gündem hearing

ANF - 2021-04-22 21:45
The hearing of the journalists detained during a police raid on the Özgür Gündem newspaper building was postponed. ...

On the 123rd anniversary of Kurdish journalism…media in Kurdistan between reality and restricted work

NPA Syria - 2021-04-22 15:36
Journalists in #Iraq's #Kurdistan region say that despite improvements since the publishing of the first #Kurdish newspaper 123 years ago, they still face challenges. #TwitterKurds The post On the 123rd anniversary of Kurdish journalism…media in Kurdistan ...

Female journalists celebrate 123-year-old Kurdish press tradition

ANF - 2021-04-22 14:35
Mesopotamia Women Journalists Platform celebrated the 123rd anniversary of the Kurdish press and said, "We will continue our claim to turn the 21st century into an age of women's freedom". ...

Kurdistan Region President’s statement on the 123d anniversary of Kurdish Journalism Day

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2021-04-22 13:31
Erbil, Kurdistan Region, April 22, 2021 On the occasion of 123d anniversary of Kurdish Journalism Day and the 23d anniversary of the founding of Kurdistan Journalists’ Syndicate, I extend my congratulations to all journalists and Kurdistan Journalists’ Sy ...

Today marks the 123rd anniversary of Kurdish Journalist Day

ANF - 2021-04-22 11:47
The date in which the first issue of the Kurdistan newspaper was published, in 1898, is celebrated as Kurdish Journalists Day. ...

We sign agreements with press institutions in northeast Syria: KRG journalists’ representative

NPA Syria - 2021-04-21 22:59
The Free Media Union in North and East #Syria signed a document of understanding with the #Kurdistan Region Journalists Syndicate. The post We sign agreements with press institutions in northeast Syria: KRG journalists’ representative appeared first on No ...

Kurdish journalists on ‘irreversible path’ to truth on Kurdish Journalists Day | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2021-04-21 17:08

Turkish intelligence set up fake news service to spy on foreign journalists, recruited AFP photographer to gain access to key events - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2021-04-21 06:06

Parliament speaker doubts Iraqi Kurdistan judiciary’s independence, after sentencing journalists

E-Kurd - 2021-04-16 21:21
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— Speaker of Iraqi Kurdistan parliament Rewaz Fayaq has criticized a controversial six-year prison sentence handed down against five activists and journalists from the Badinan area, saying that no one would be doubting ...

MHP continues targeting journalists, 'no justice' in Hrant Dink case after 14 years - Volga Kuşçuoğlu - english

Bianet - 2021-04-11 21:13

Turkish journalists constantly risk their lives, says HDP deputy co-chair - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-07 22:01

Turkey uses terrorism law to silence journalists: RSF - Stockholm Center for Freedom

Stockholmcf - 2021-04-07 00:48

Analysis: Declassified documents reveal al-Mawla’s betrayal of Daesh’s ‘wedding video’ propaganda team

The Global Coalition - 2021-04-06 18:23
Today’s release of declassified interrogation reports, drawn from interviews conducted with Daesh’s current leader in 2008, contains revelations of interest to researchers and journalists alike. They offer greater detail on the extent to which al-Mawla r ...

Dicle Fırat Journalists Association releases press freedom violations report

ANF - 2021-04-06 18:22
While more than 100 journalists appeared before the judge in March, journalists were sentenced in various cases. ...

HDP commemorates murdered journalists

ANF - 2021-04-06 13:57
The HDP paid tribute to murdered journalists in a statement saying: “We stand by journalists who defend the interests of the people, not the government.” ...

The Jerusalem Post: How Turkey’s Erdogan conned ‘The New York Times’

Justice for Kurds - 2021-04-05 22:57
In an enormous PR victory for the country that jails more journalists than any other in the world, The New York Times performed a shocking act of journalistic vandalism, crowing “Turkish Forces in Syria Protect 5 Million People” — subsequently re-titled t ...

Protests grow in Italy over the wiretapping of journalists | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-04-03 11:49

Turkish court orders release of journalists arrested over helicopter torture story | Morning Star

Morningstaronline - 2021-04-02 20:39

CFWIJ demands acquittal of journalists released from prison in Van today

ANF - 2021-04-02 17:13
CFWIJ welcomes the release of journalists who were imprisoned after reporting on a torture case against two civilians in the countryside of the Van province, stressing that, "Journalism is not a crime!” ...

“Helicopter torture” case: four journalists released from prison

ANF - 2021-04-02 16:31
In the trial over the reporting of the "helicopter torture" of two Kurdish civilians, the court in Van has lifted the arrest warrants against four accused journalists. The trial will be continued in July. ...

Attacks on Female Journalists Increased 102.8% in First Three Months of 2021 - Exit - Explaining Albania

EXIT - 2021-04-02 15:49

First hearing against 5 journalists arrested for 'helicopter torture news' opens in Van

ANF - 2021-04-02 11:35
The first hearing of the case opened against 5 journalists, 4 of whom in prison, opened in Van. Only four journalists were allowed into the hall to follow the hearing. ...

Prosecutor takes action for longer prison sentences in Özgür Gündem trial

ANF - 2021-04-02 09:28
Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor found the sentences given to journalists in the Özgür Gündem main trial insufficient. ...

Van Democracy Platform calls for the release of 4 journalists before tomorrow’s hearing

ANF - 2021-04-01 17:43
Van Democracy Platform released a statement before the hearing of the journalists who were jailed for reporting the “helicopter torture” in Van province. ...

Journalists from Sweden call for Ahmet Altan’s release - english

Bianet - 2021-04-01 03:38

Behdinan activists have been on hunger strike for 41 days

ANF - 2021-03-30 16:09
Five journalists and activists, who were sentenced to six years in prison by a Hewlêr court on 16 February, have been on hunger strike for 41 days. Officials prevent lawyers from meeting the activists. ...

Journalists call for support for jailed colleagues before the hearing on April 2

ANF - 2021-03-29 15:28
Dicle Fırat Journalists Association (DFG) and Mesopotamia Women Journalists’ Platform (MKGP) called for attendance in the first hearing of a trial against 5 journalists, 4 of whom are jailed, to be held on April 2 in Van. ...

UK terrorism watchdog defends journalists' right to refuse police demands | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2021-03-27 10:25

2 journalists detained as Myanmar junta clamps down on press | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-24 22:49

6 year jail for two Iraqi Kurdish journalists is unfair, says Committee to Protect Journalists

Aninews - 2021-03-23 10:45

Journalists' group: 65 media workers killed in 2020

Yahoo - 2021-03-22 19:25

Journalists' group: 65 media workers killed in 2020 -

Startribune - 2021-03-17 01:20

80 journalists and media employees behind bars in Turkey

ANF - 2021-03-14 17:30
At least 80 journalists and media employees are currently in prison in Turkey, according to the media rights organization MLSA. The IFJ describes the country ruled by Erdoğan as the "largest jailer of journalists in the world". ...

Amid the pandemic, 65 journalists and media workers killed in 2020: IFJ- The New Indian Express

Newindianexpress - 2021-03-14 00:34

Writers and HDP politiancs meet in Van to talk about Kurdish language

ANF - 2021-03-13 11:46
The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Van Provincial Organization brought together writers and journalists who have been working on Kurdish language. ...

‘Spaghetti against the wall’: how flimsy evidence sent 2 Iraqi Kurdish journalists to jail for 6 years - Committee to Protect Journalists

CPJ - 2021-03-13 00:06

Journalists’ group: 65 media workers killed in 2020 | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-12 17:25

SDF refutes RSF allegation on “arrest of journalists”

ANF - 2021-03-12 14:03
Reporters Without Borders has recently claimed that the Syrian Democratic Forces were responsible for the arrests of three journalists. The military force from northern and eastern Syria rejects the accusations. ...

SDF denies involvement in arrest of three journalists in Syria

Kurdistan24 - 2021-03-12 10:25

Tunisia’s main party apologizes for attacks against journalists during rally | Arab News

Arabnews - 2021-03-10 23:11

Swedish minister: Freedom of expression must be respected in Kurdistan Region

ANF - 2021-03-10 19:22
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde said in a parliamentary session that she is concerned about the detention of journalists and dissidents in Southern Kurdistan. She called for respect for human rights and freedom of expression. ...
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